14th Oct @ The Cluny2
Another fantastic gig by Wille, Mat & Andrew on Friday night, the sound these three guys whip up is just like no other: in some ways, a sax player and exotic dancer away from vintage Hawkwind with the near cosmic soundscapes they generate.
Most of the set was drawn from the new album, Steal,, the opening moment starting with a haunting keyboard refrain and Scared of The Sun. Unfortunately, this seemed to have put some pesky Cornish Piskies in Matt’s bass, so while he did a lttle maintenance, Wille & Andrew “busked” a ragtime number. Once sorted, Matt’s six-string bass was fully operational and the guys tore into the new material such as Miles Away; Hot Rocks; Crossfire Memories; Living Free & Bad News with the rocking 1970 bringing the house down as the encore after Wille, Matt & Andrew put everything into set closer Angel.
When not on the six-string bass, Matt really showed his worth on the 5-string electric double bass, which looks not unlike a canoe outrigger; Wille swapping from his wired up acoustic to lapjack slide; it kind of makes you feel for Andrew being stuck behind the drum kit, but boy, can that guy drum. It just amazes me that a band who look like buskers can take such an assortment of instruments and weave such a full, almost symphonic sound while keep it earthy & raw.
Rest of the 2016 tour:-
Oct 19 The Winchester Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Oct 20 Hole In The Wall Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 21 The Junction Plymouth, United Kingdom
Oct 22 The Factory Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Oct 25 The Basement Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Oct 26 Talking Heads Southampton, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Sticky Mikes Frog Bar Brighton, Uk
Oct 28 100 Club London, United Kingdom
Oct 29 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 30 West Coast Arts Tenby, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Bennigans Bar Londonderry, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Monroes Galway, Ireland
Nov 04 De Barras Clonakilty, Ireland
Nov 05 Fibber Magees Dublin, Ireland
Nov 06 3rd Space (Acoustic Show) Llandudno, United Kingdom
Nov 12 UK BLUES CHALLENGE@Robin 2 Bilston, United Kingdom
Nov 13 De Noot (4pm start) Hoogland, Netherlands
Nov 15 Yard Club Cologne, Germany
Nov 16 Indra Club Hamburg, Germany
Nov 17 Music Hall Worpswede, Germany
Nov 18 Diemelkukt Marsberg, Germany
Nov 19 Speicher Schwerin, Germany
Nov 20 Kulturkeller Fulda, Germany
Nov 21 Soundso Leipzig, Germany
Nov 22 Legends Lounge Munich, Germany
Nov 30 Muhle Hunziken Rubigen, Switzerland
Dec 02 Blues Garage Isernhagen, Germany
All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........